Cantor had a bone marrow transplant in September to treat lymphoma, and last month he was admitted to Covid-19. Artist has been in the band since its formation in the early 1980s.
Singer Paulo César Santos, Paulinho, lead singer of Roupas Nova, died on Monday night (14), at the age of 68. He was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Hospital Copa D'or, in the South Zone of Rio, he was undergoing treatment to recover Covid-19 complications.
The death information was confirmed by the band's press office and health unit. The hospital also said it had no family authorization to release further details. In a message sent to G1, the Clothes Nova advisory informed that the artist "was no longer infected [with coronavirus], however, due to the virus, other factors complicated".
Paulinho was diagnosed with coronavirus while recovering a bone marrow transplant he had done in September to treat a lymphoma - in the procedure, the patient's own cells were used, which responded well to the treatment. However, in November, he needed to be hospitalized again, this time with Covid-19.
In a post on social media earlier this Monday, the band had reported that the artist's health condition was delicate.
Born in Rio in 1952, Paulo César Santos performed in Rio dances before joining the band Os Famks in the 1970s. The group would later change the name Os Motokas, before receiving the definitive name, Underwear, after signing a contract. recording, already in the 1980s.
His voice has become one of the main brands of the band. Paulinho does the main vocals in hits such as "Canção de Verão", "Sensual", "Back to me", "Wings of pleasure" and "My universe is you".
He was also a percussionist for the group, as well as author of songs such as “Assim como eu” and “Fora do ar”, alongside other members.
With Serginho Herval, Kiko, Nando, Ricardo Feghali and Cleberson Horsth, he helped to transform the Outfit into a phenomenon in the early 80s.
The group was consecrated the second album of their career, released in 1982, with the classic "Clarear", which became the theme of the soap opera "Jogo da vida" (TV Globo).
It was the beginning of a trajectory that would transform Roupas Nova into a record holder for soap opera tracks, with more than 30 songs ed for TV plots.
With the group, Paulinho has already shared vocals with names like Ivete Sangalo, Zélia Duncan, Elba Ramalho, Zezé di Camargo and Luciano and international artists, such as the American Soul band The Commodores.
Paulinho leaves two children: Pepê, drummer of the band Jamz, revealed on the program SuperStar (TV Globo), and the singer Twigg.